The bat survey season began in April and runs until September, during which time bats are dependably active, engaged in foraging and breeding activity.
Outside of this period, bats are gearing up for hibernation over the winter and activity surveys are not possible. Hence, to avoid delays to your schedule it is important to plan for the bat survey season early as part of the planning and development process by getting an ecological consultancy involved early.
Some of our ecology contacts are still carrying out bat surveys but with limited capacity within this month. If you are thinking of preparing for submission an application before April 2018 it is advised that you act now. An absence of in an in season bat survey can often lead to invalidation of an application until a timely bat survey is provided.